Today in The Rundown: Budget talks continue; the Louisiana GOP takes a position on a fall referendum on unanimous juries; Medical marijuana regulators express concern about roll out; and more news in Louisiana politics today.
Days until the 2018 third special session starts: 5
Days until the start of the new fiscal year: 18
Days until most laws passed in 2018 regular session take effect (unless otherwise stated in law): 49
Budget: White other agencies face deep cuts if more revenue isn't raised, the Legislature has shielded its own funding in the coming year. http://bit.ly/2Mikhy9
Medical marijuana: Regulators involved in Louisiana's medical marijuana policies say key rules still need to be revised and an increase in conditions approved for treatment will likely cause the state’s nascent program to grow significantly. http://bit.ly/2JEZEL0
LaGOP: A referendum to do away with a Jim Crow-era law that allows juries in Louisiana to convict suspects in felony trials without a unanimous vote has won the backing of the state Republican Party. http://bit.ly/2l5AzOB
Congress: U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has a memoir coming out this fall. http://bit.ly/2t0lbGU
Voting rights: Here's how Louisiana may be affected by a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling that says people who haven't cast ballots in a while can be purged from states' voter rolls. http://bit.ly/2HFCu5h
- Rep. Valarie Hodges, R-Denham Springs, and possibly other Republican legislators will speak at the Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish's Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon at noon at Cafe Americain, 7521 Jefferson Hwy.
U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise will join Politico Playbook Live at 7 a.m. (central) in D.C. for a conversation on Congress, and his recovery from a mass shooting during baseball practice one year ago this week. Live stream available here.
Despite the naysayers, we keep attracting tech jobs creating diversity in LA biz. Hope we all see the need to fully fund higher education. Moving forward one step at a time despite our failing infrastructure. Let’s fund the budget and focus on the future. #LaLege https://t.co/X32l5rl5nr— Malinda B White (@mbwhite67) June 11, 2018
Today, in the Executive Branch Office, members of Student Government called their local representatives to advocate for the funding of TOPS. Join us in the fight for higher education as the third special session begins! pic.twitter.com/h3rF9NnkeG— LSU SG (@LSU_SG) June 11, 2018
A new video out from @CameronHenryLA today compares special session negotiations to @LouisianaGov not being able to pay a restaurant bill. https://t.co/1ZWmX3qYTJ Next special session starts in one week!#lalege #lagov— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) June 11, 2018
With the @TheHillBaseball coming up later this week, @SteveScalise has been hitting the practice field with his teammates. As @ABC reports, he "may just be playing at baseball practice this morning but he's already won.” https://t.co/Znu4sAYkFO— Chris Bond (@cjbond) June 11, 2018
I was able to tour and participate in a demo of IBM’s Cyber Range in Boston. This will be a tremendous asset to the state and employers.— Barry Ivey (@Barry_Ivey) June 11, 2018
“We want to honor you and your contribution to our community with this #18 jersey....Those who wear it represent the finest traditions of LSU football - hard work, character and putting their team and teammates before themselves.” Thank you @LSU @LSUfootball pic.twitter.com/BmfxGKSlsc— WAFB (@WAFB) June 11, 2018
In keeping with today's @IHOP rebranding, I am pleased to announce that Louisiana's ITEP program will henceforth be known as Industrial Tax Exemption Burgers, and instead of a multi million dollar tax credit, you get one sack of Krystals #lagov #lalege— John Jel Jedwards (@JohnJelJedwards) June 11, 2018